Downtown – Staunton, Virginia

Isaac Kremer/ August 31, 2019/ architecture, Main Street, placemaking, preservation, program, public art, storefront/ 0 comments

T. J .Collins designed the Marquis Building on Beverley Street with a corner turret, bay windows, and gable-roofed bays. Together these give this commercial building a commanding presence at the intersection that it rests upon. The T. J .Collins designed Switzer Building with triple arches on the 2nd floor based on larger Venetian palazzos with a diamond pattern of terra

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Stephen F. Austin Memorial Park – Lead Mines, Virginia

Isaac Kremer/ August 31, 2019/ museum, preservation/ 0 comments

Stephen Fuller Austin (1793-1836) was a statesman, entrepreneur, colonizer and led the first American families known as the Old Three Hundred to Texas, forming his first colony. He created the Texas land system, commanded military forces in the Texas Revolution, and was commissioner from the Republic of Texas to the United States. He died in 1836, only 3 months after

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The Fort – Mackinac Island, Michigan

Isaac Kremer/ August 25, 2019/ architecture, preservation/ 0 comments

North Blockhouse (1798) Entrance Gate Bathhouse (1885), Storehouse (1860), Office (1858) East Blockhouse (1798) Gun Platform Guardhouse (1828), Officers’ Wood Quarters (1816) Soldiers’ Barracks (1859) Officers’ Stone Quarters (1780) North Blockhouse (1798) Skull Cave Fort Holmes (1814) Governor’s Mansion

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus – Hanover, Pennsylvania

Isaac Kremer/ April 28, 2019/ architecture, preservation/ 0 comments

The Catholic faith was brought from Maryland about 1730 to Conewago, which became an important Jesuit Mission foundation. From here the faith spread over a great area of Pennsylvania and Western Maryland. A log chapel built in 1741 was replaced in 1787 by the present building – the oldest stone Catholic Church in the United States. This is the first

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Downtown – York, Pennsylvania

Isaac Kremer/ April 28, 2019/ architecture, beer, placemaking, preservation, public art/ 0 comments

Old Town Historic District Colonial Garden The Gear Garden & Foundry Park Foundry Park sits on the site of the Eyster Weiser Co. foundary, established in 1904, whose buildings flanked Philadelphia Street. The main foundry was destroyed by fire in 1975. Brick structure that held other foundry functions are still on site, overlooking the park. When the park was built

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Battlefield – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Isaac Kremer/ April 26, 2019/ architecture, Main Street, preservation, program/ 0 comments

Globe Inn The Globe Inn was one of Gettysburg’s oldest hotel-taverns, originally owned and operated in 1798 by town founder James Getty, and traditionally the unofficial headquarters for the local Democratic party. This political association made the Globe Inn a favorite of Confederate officers during their occupation of Gettysburg. They patronized the Inn for food, drink and lodging to the

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